#3 of 7 Places to Visit in Dalhousie
Distance (From Dalhousie): 4 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour
Transportation Options: Bus / Cab
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 4 km from Dalhousie Bus Stand, Panchpula is one of the famous picturesque spots of Dalhousie situated on Pathankot Road. Panchpula is surrounded by picturesque mountains and green valleys.
The word Panchpula means five bridges and it is the place where a descending stream flows and feeds several pools. Panchpula is the main stream that supplies water to cities of Dalhousie and Balloon. The stream originates from Dain Kund and falls down into a quaint abyss and then finally reaches the waterworks of Panchpula.
A monument has been built where several streams meet at Panchpula in the memory of Sardar Ajit Singh, who was a freedom fighter and uncle of Bhagat Singh. On the way to Panchpula is Satdhara, a union of seven tiny springs. It is believed that the fresh waters of Satdhara contain healing medical properties. Thus, while travelling to Panchpula, most of the tourists halt at this spring fall and collect the water.
Panchpula is also famous for many treks that originate here and leads to Dalhousie or other nearby destinations. Trekking from Panchpula to Dainkund is highly recommended in order to explore the best of natural beauty. In addition, there is a restaurant along with several tea shops dotted around Panchpula.
Timings: 7 AM to 7 PM.